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Mental health is one part of the nursing units that helps to improve the emotional stability of individuals. It contributes to make sure that people undergoing stress manage it effectively so that it cannot lead to other psychological issues (Helen et al 2007). The purpose of this paper is to present a plan regarding mental issues.

Croydon Service

A primary business the team wants to gain is to provide medical nursing services to the citizens to improve their health conditions (Elizabeth et al 2014). Due to rising cases of mental issues of the people, the team provides adequate services to change the lifestyles of the citizens. In this regard, the following are the core aims of the mental management outreach team;

It helps to manage emotional problems: It is the first objective of the organisation. There are individuals in the society undergoing psychological torture who need support so that they do not develop more health issues like depression (Rhian et al 2009). For instance, individual under PEP at times develop abnormal behaviours that can lead to depression and make the condition of the patient worse. Therefore, the team provides guidance and counselling so that they can manage their health issues.

Provide accommodation to the homeless: The team aims to provide homes to individuals who do not have homes. It is applied to individuals who cannot afford owning a home (Helen et al 2007). The aim is to manage stress among the people.

Health diagnosis: It is another objective of the organisation. This comprises of all the activities including individuals faced with addiction to drugs and psychological issues (Helen et al 2007). By collaboratively working with the individuals, it will be possible to improve mental stability.

It is important to note that the Croydon health organisation provides services living in Croydon and its suburbs including Ashfield and Belfield (Elizabeth et al 2014). Most importantly, the clients of the organisation are individuals aged 18 and 65. They individuals show persistent mental issues clearly indicating that they need health support.

Aspects of being a nurse

Being a nurse means a lot to the health and wellbeing of the people. In the first place, a nurse is someone who takes care of the health of the citizens. It means that nurses put the interest of the people at the front. They aim to save lives of people. Before joining the nursing team, it is important to have a passion for the work. It is because the individuals will work in a difficult environment and at the same time respect dignity of their clients (Elizabeth et al 2014). Therefore, being a nurse means that lives of people are at the hands of the nurses.

Besides, being a nurse means that the individual has to promote highest standards when dealing with patients. Because mental health nurses work with patients with mental disability, they should employ professionalism and tolerate the behaviour of the patients (Rhian et al 2009). When they practise their job, they should put into consideration the needs of the patients and employ good practises. For instance, attending work shifts accordingly is mandatory.

Furthermore, nurses work in collaboration with other professionals to improve well-being of the people. The other stakeholders in health and social care include medical doctors, families and patients (Rhian et al 2009). Through a partnership working, they will be able to provide quality healthcare services that improve mental health standards of the people.

On the other hand, the interesting thing about being a nurse is that patients inspire them. Nurses work for a long period in their profession and in the process they encounter many tragedies (Catina 2015). In the process, they are experienced, and they can handle complex mental health issues thus they are motivated to pursue their career to greater heights. Besides, the core workers turn out to be the best friends. Therefore, nursing is exciting because it provides an opportunity to make friends in life.

However, there are various anticipated problems facing nurses working with patients with mental health challenges. The first one is a stressful environment. They are expected to work in almost in all shifts (Helen et al 2007). It is because they can be called in anytime when they have an emergency. In this regard, they find it difficult to balance between life and work.

Also, the other anticipated challenge in the learning process changes in technology. The tech ology wheel keeps changing, and this means that the nurses have to update their skills so that they can remain relevant regarding technology (Helen et al 2007). Some nurses feel that they cannot cope with the technology and in the process their professional field become dull. The changing technology is associated with changes mental health needs of the people.

The following is the plan that guides the learning process;

Standard 1: Extensive research will be conducted to determine issues that affect people with mental health issues. The aim is to improve health standards of the clients. However, feelings of the patients are considered as well as their culture so that their rights will not be infringed (Catina 2015). It will be done through collaborative approach to healthcare.

Standard 2: Individual rights and dignity should be upheld. Maintaining a good relationship will be mandatory. Courtesy will be the key to communication, and the stakeholders will be respected efficiently (Rhian et al 2009). Resources will be used for the purposes they are intended in order to achieve healthcare standards.

Standard 3: It is important to understand that nurses undergo training that suits best the career. For instance, personal development plans will be used and work in sections that suit individual needs. Information will be provided to patients so that they can make decisions that that can improve their health (Rhian et al 2009). For instance, the patients will understand healthy lifestyles as well as routines like the significance of taking medications and doing regular exercises. It will help to create a good relationship between the patients and the nurse.

Standard 4: Assessment is necessary as it helps to determine the achievement of goals and objectives. It will be done by interviewing the clients and assessing the working relationship (Catina 2015). Most importantly, the feedback will help to determine if the patients have improved regarding their health.

Standard 5: The plan used in the nursing practice is based on a personal development plan. The goal is to develop nursing skills and working relationship with clients with mental health issues. The learning practise will take one year (Catina 2015). Resources required include finances and human resources. The actions include working in partnership with the community especially individuals with mental health illness.

Standard 6: In order provide efficient nursing services, the work scope will be limited to patients with mental health issues (Catina 2015). Guidance should be provided at required time. Further, nursing regulations and standards are followed to the latter. A report will be prepared every month to indicate the progress.

Standard 7: At the end of the learning program, an evaluation will be done to determine the success of the program. It will be done by assessing the achievement of the expected outcome (Rhian et al 2009). For instance, health standards of the people will be done and if it improves then the program was successful. Further, skills gained at the end of the program indicate the effectiveness of the program.


In conclusion, nursing is an important subject that focuses on improving health standards of the people. Mental healthcare nurses work with patients suffering from psychological problems. The Croydon assertive team helps to create awareness of the health issues in the community with the objective of improving health standards of the people. Being a nurse means to save lives of people. The health standards are followed when developing and implementing personalised training. Therefore a careful plan will be developed and followed and assessment done at the end of the program to determine the achievement of the outcomes.


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